Modern history

Iran: A Modern History

Iran: A Modern History

This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense, but an ambitious exploration of the nation that offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by trends and currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years.

Introduction

PART I: A SHI‘I EMPIRE

CHAPTER ONE. Shi‘ism and the Safavid Revolution (1501–1588)

CHAPTER TWO. The Age of ‘Abbas I and the Shaping of the Safavid Empire (1588–1666)

CHAPTER THREE. The Demise of the Safavid Order and the Unhappy Interregnums (1666–1797)

PART II: RESHAPING OF THE GUARDED DOMAINS

CHAPTER FOUR. The Making of the Qajar Era (1797–1852)

CHAPTER FIVE. Naser al-Din Shah and Maintaining a Fragile Balance (1848–1896)

CHAPTER SIX. The Constitutional Revolution: Road to a Plural Modernity (1905–1911)

PART III: A NATION RECAST

CHAPTER SEVEN. The Great War and the Rise of Reza Khan (1914–1925)

CHAPTER EIGHT. Reza Shah and the Pahlavi Order (1925–1941)

CHAPTER NINE. Chaotic Democracy, Oil Nationalization, and Denied Hopes (1941–1953)

CHAPTER TEN. The White Revolution and Its Opponents (1953–1963)

CHAPTER ELEVEN. Development, Disarray, and Discontent (1963–1977)

CHAPTER TWELVE. Cultures of Authority and Cultures of Dissent

PART IV: A CONTESTED REVOLUTION AND THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC

CHAPTER THIRTEEN. The Making of the Islamic Revolution (1977–1979)

CHAPTER FOURTEEN. The Guardian Jurist and His Advocates

CHAPTER FIFTEEN. Consolidation of the Islamic Republic (1979–1984)

CHAPTER SIXTEEN. Facing the Foe: The Hostage Crisis, the Iraq-Iran War, and the Aftermath (1979–1989)

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN. Society and Culture under the Islamic Republic

Epilogue

Notes